A computer vision-enabled thermal imager
Bay Village OH, USA — From the beginning, HemaVision wanted to fire up one of the “hottest” imaging methods out there with computer vision and make thermal imaging even more useful.
They wanted to make it better and more affordable, not simply cheaper, and that is why they went back to the drawing board.
They ended up pretty close to where they’d started, but now they know how to realize that vision.
The machine vision sensor is really good, and they’re confident they can do it.
It’s more expensive, and no one else bothers with it, but it will really boost the robustness of the regular nonthermal image processing and set us apart even further from the competition.
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What makes HemaVision “smart”?
People and their knowledge about problems. No computer is truly smart by programming alone.
By working with professionals, we can tap into their knowledge about these scenarios and how temperatures help them diagnose specific situations. With fewer people going into the trades, it is important that this knowledge is recorded so we can all benefit from it.
Computer vision helps us make thermal imaging more useful by automatically identifying and calculating specific features. For instance, checking the temperature of a hot wire with a thermal imager can be surprisingly tricky.
If the wire shows up as less than two pixels wide in the thermal image, the wire temperature reported is wrong. But by marrying computer vision, thermal imaging and some straight-forward physics, we solved this problem.
These are the kinds of problems computer vision can help automatically. By pairing these smarts with people smarts, we can solve many common problems.
The HemaVision pairs a thermal sensor array with a visible light sensor array (basically a regular camera).
The HemaVision has a unique shutterless 82×62 thermal diode array that has the best thermal sensitivity in its class and is the best option for a computer vision-enabled imager.
Heimann Sensor GmbH is a developer and manufacturer of thermopile arrays for thermal sensing and other infrared sensors, and leads the world in thermopile array technology and now are the experts in thermal diode array technology.
Boston Electronics is the U.S. distributor of Heimann technology and are well-known in the photonics community for their expertise.
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